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Ulterior Motives

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A powerful suspense novel exploring themes of truth vs. deception and reconciliation in the tradition of Peretti and Dekker.
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Published March 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers
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If you want a timely, page-turning thriller involving the American government and Al Qaeda with a Christian theme of forgiveness running throughout, Mark Andrew Olsen, has indeed penned an intriguing novel. "When an al-Qaida email is intercepted, promising a New Year's Day attack on America, it leads to the capture of the group's leader. But even under fierce interrogation, the terrorist clings to his jihadist beliefs and resists divulging anything of the threat. Desperate, the Army resorts to a ...more
Maybe I am a bit biased because I live in Sierra Vista and know people who work in psy-ops and intel on Ft. Huachuca. All of the details regarding the setting rang true for me. He had the facts down perfectly except for in one place. The one time it did snow here in the past six years it was more like one to two inches, tops. But that's forgiveable because my guess is he needed it for the plot. After all, it is fiction.

I love the psychology behind these types of stories, probably because that's
Christy Lockstein
Ulterior Motives by Mark Andrew Olsen is an intriguing and timely look at how the US handles terrorists. Greg Cahill is trying to reclaim his life from the disaster it became after an accidental shooting brought his career with the FBI to an end. He's lost his son and his wife, but found Jesus and uses his faith to bring those in jail to salvation. Omar Nirubi is on America's Most Wanted list as the successor to Osama bin Laden. When the US captures Nirubi and finds information about an impendin ...more
Dineen Miller
Apr 18, 2012 Dineen Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read most of Mark Andrew Olsen's books and consider myself a fan of his work. He's a great writer and storyteller. And the premise of this book is absolutely fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Olsen does a great job of making the unbelievable in this story. My only criticism would be that the ending felt rushed and didn't get the detail and fulfleshing that the rest of the story had. Wouldn't stop me from reading it through. This story will tug on your heart on some level and wil ...more
This book had action and some good points. Forgiveness is available to everyone, but they still have to answer to the consequences of their actions. The only thing I didn't like was the clipped ending. I felt like it left me hanging somewhat. Maybe this means there will be more to come.
Diana Nagy
Don't miss this book! Its fantastic. If you are looking at it right now, it's meant for you to read. I promise you will absolutely love it! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to read another book by this author. It was such a great mix of terrorism, police work, and religion!
Jason Duncan
The journey was good for 90% -
the story could have gone much longer drawing on a more detailed account of the ending ...
too short!, that being said - completly enjoyable.
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Mark Andrew Olsen is a full-time writer, novelist and screenwriter who recently collaborated with Tommy Tenney on the novel HADASSAH. He grew up in France the son of missionaries, and is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, and their three children make their home in the mountains of Colorado.

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